Why a Pediatrician Should Do Your Teen's Sports Physical
We recommend your child or teen continues to see a pediatric specialist for his healthcare needs, especially if he needs a sports physical each year.
Benefits of Pediatric Physical Therapists
Pediatric physical therapists know the important differences between youth and adult athletes that must be taken into account when treating injuries in teens.
Why Youth Athletes Should See a Pediatric PCP
Learn why a sports medicine primary care provider is the best starting point for any growing athlete with an injury to get back in the game carefully and healthily.
Preventing Overuse Injuries
Sports can bring so much joy to your child or teen, but there’s often an increased risk of overuse injuries. Learn how to protect your growing athlete.
3 Tips to Prevent Muscle Cramps
Kids’ and teens’ growing bodies make them susceptible to painful muscle cramps. Learn how to help your growing athlete avoid these game-stopping pains.
Returning to Sports After ACL Injury
Want to know if your child is ready to play sports again after an ACL surgery or knee injury? Find out why your athlete needs functional testing after ACL surgery.
One Sport or Many—Which Is Better?
Specializing in a single sport too early can cause overuse injuries in growing athletes. Find out how your kid can play and practice healthily at every age.
Play Safe When It’s Cold Outside
Knowing the signs of cold-weather injuries—and how to dress, plan and train to avoid them—can keep athletes on the field even as temperatures drop.
Lower Body Injury Prevention
We’ve developed a library of 10-to 15-minute exercises, designed to help reduce the risk of an ACL injury while improving sports performance.
5 Tips to Keep Your Teen Athlete Healthy in the Offseason
Helping your teen athlete safely train in his sport’s off-season can lower his risk for a training-related injury when practice starts again.
Concussion: When to Worry About Hits to the Head
From sports injuries to big bumps and falls, kids of all ages are at risk for concussion. Know the signs and symptoms, and learn how to keep your child safe.
We are exclusively dedicated to kids and teen athletes.
The Sports Medicine Program at Children’s is one of the only programs in the country dedicated exclusively to caring for growing athletes. Our team is specially trained to care for teen athletes with sports-related injuries and illnesses.Learn More
This content is general information and is not specific medical advice. Always consult with a doctor or healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about the health of a child. In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away. Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta team are independent providers and are not our employees.